(Image credit: 2019 Edward Berthelot)

While there is little point in wearing shoes right now, there is a simple solution to dressing up your feet right now, and it works just as well with slippers: the anklet. Originally a trend of the early 2000s, it enjoyed a resurrection two summers ago, thanks to everyone's love affair with shell jewellery.

There wasn't a single fashion insider who went on holiday without her trusted pukka shell anklet, and soon it became an everyday staple too, even in winter, paired with trainers or mules.

This season, shells have been upgraded, as the anklet gets a luxe makeover. If you love layering gold necklaces, you'll be happy to hear it's all about layering gold anklets now.

Designers like Alighieri and Anissa Kermiche are taking the delicate approach with simple gold chains, adorned with roman coins or pearls for that wanderlust factor.

Speaking of pearls, they are going nowhere this season, and whether you're after a single delicate one or a pearl chain, then anyone can pull off this trend.

However, if your tastes veer more towards the classics, oversized chains have also made a comeback. And don't let my love for all things gold fool you, there are plenty of great silver options out there.

As for how to style them, there are no rules. Fans of symmetry can happily wear the same anklet on each side, though I myself love mixing and matching. At the moment I'm layering a gold multi-chain Loveness Lee with a string of semi-previous stones by Anissa Kermiche, though as long as you're mixing textures and sizes then anything goes.

Shop my edit of the best anklets to buy below, and make sure to check out the latest Mytheresa discounts whilst you're here.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.